Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) Director Sells 5000 Shares of Stock

08 December, 2017, 08:51 | Author: Regina Silva

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has risen 9.26% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.92% the S&P500. Applied Materials, Inc. This company shares tumbled -16.23% from their most recent record high of $60.89 and now hold $54.55 billion in market value of equity.

In other news, VP Thomas F. Larkins sold 30,000 shares of Applied Materials stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 5th. Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), at its latest closing price of $51.01, it has a price-to-book ratio of 5.71, compared to an industry average at 4.44. The average volume for the existing shares outstanding is 11230.16. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Pitcairn has invested 0.15% in Applied Materials, Inc. It has outperformed by 104.70% the S&P500. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys owns 66,700 shares.

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) gained 1.87% with the closing price of $176.06.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.33, from 1.15 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 48 investors sold AMAT shares while 346 reduced holdings. 105 funds opened positions while 219 raised stakes. (NASDAQ:AMAT). Westwood Management Il holds 55,000 shares or 0.36% of its portfolio. 10,948 were reported by Ferguson Wellman Capital Management.

The EPS this year for Applied Materials, Inc., AMAT is 3.17 following the EPC growth of next year of 9.52%. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 50,505 shares. The Oregon-based Mengis Mgmt has invested 0.2% in Applied Materials, Inc. Covington Cap Management, California-based fund reported 14,911 shares. Moreover, Chase Counsel Corporation has 1.77% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) or 779,514 shares. Campbell And Inv Adviser Limited Liability holds 0.24% or 6,278 shares in its portfolio. Art Advsrs Limited Liability Corp invested in 191,000 shares. M&T Bank & Trust holds 371,582 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio.

Jupiter Asset Mgmt reported 0.35% in Applied Materials, Inc.

Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) traded up $1.29 during trading on Monday, reaching $52.30. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 246,500 shares. State Of Wisconsin Investment Board has 0.2% invested in Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) for 62,705 shares. Applied Materials's revenue for the quarter was up 44.7% on a year-over-year basis. (NASDAQ:AMAT). 433,100 are held by Braun Stacey Assoc.

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Applied Materials's payout ratio is 25.64%.

Among 23 analysts covering Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), 13 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 96% are positive.

AMAT has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Craig Hallum maintained Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Monday, September 18 with "Buy" rating. Deutsche Bank maintained Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) earned "Buy" rating by Needham on Friday, February 19. The company was maintained on Friday, May 20 by RBC Capital Markets. (NYSE:USNA) rating on Wednesday, August 5. Susquehanna International Gp Llp holds 0% of its portfolio in Applied Materials, Inc. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy" on Friday, August 18. UBS maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, October 19 report. Barclays Capital upgraded the stock to "Overweight" rating in Tuesday, December 1 report. The recent close goes a long way in suggesting that the stock price is being underpriced by a 56.83% compared to the most bullish target. (NASDAQ:AMAT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: "Booming Chips" on November 28, 2017, also Reuters.com with their article: "Chip gear maker Applied Materials posts strong results, forecast" published on November 16, 2017, Nasdaq.com published: "Applied Materials Becomes Oversold (AMAT)" on December 04, 2017. Swedbank bought a new position in Applied Materials during the 2nd quarter valued at about $135,363,000. It operates through three divisions: Semiconductor Systems, Applied Global Services, and Display and Adjacent Markets.

Among 3 analysts covering USANA Health Science (NYSE:USNA), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive.

AMAT's mean recommendation on Reuter's scale has been revised downward from 1.68 thirty days ago to 1.65 now. The rating was downgraded by CLSA on Thursday, December 10 to "Outperform". The firm has "Buy" rating by Piper Jaffray given on Thursday, August 6. The stock has "Hold" rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, August 25. Pivotal Research has "Hold" rating and $200.0 target. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, August 3 with "Outperform". Pivotal Research has "Buy" rating and $80 target. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with "Buy" on Friday, July 7.

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